Canaletto

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Canaletto
1697-1768
Façade of the Church of S. Maria della Visitazione or della Pieta, Venice
Pen and brown ink on paper.
5 15/16 x 4 3/4 inches (152 x 120 mm)
Gift of János Scholz.
1982.15

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Numbered at upper left, "50"; inscribed variously by the artist on verso, in pen and brown ink, "8 comandaori, 6 con le trombe, 36 Comandaori, 15 scudieri; 6 pifari (crossed out); Cavalier de Dose Miser (crossed out); Missier Grando, Caval, 3 Sechretari; quel dala candela, 8 comandaori con stend, 6 con le trombe, 36 comandaori"; at upper left, in graphite, "Segreta e rio".
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Italico Brass, Venice; János Scholz, New York (see Lugt S. 2933b).
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